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Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By R32RennSport
R32rennsport's 142 Project Thread

Well I went and added another moose to my stable. This one will be much less pretty and a lot more gritty than the Amazon. A budget beater build if you will. I digress though, let's start with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Finally found the original pictures Luke had of...

Finally found the original pictures Luke had of the car when he first found it before getting back on the road and selling it to me. It's came a long way baby!
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Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/...

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/lY9lwq.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/polY9lwqj)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
A little photo dump from over the past couple of...

A little photo dump from over the past couple of months. I was really bummed I missed Davis this year, my whole family got sick the weekend before and I ended up getting sick a few days before....
Forum: events 05-17-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 113,325
Posted By R32RennSport
Bummed I didn't make it out. My whole family got...

Bummed I didn't make it out. My whole family got super sick the weekend before and I caught the bug midweek.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
For the past few years I've been fighting two...

For the past few years I've been fighting two things, Weber DCOE's carburetors and GM alternators. I think the carburetors are fairly well sorted at this point and have been fairly trouble free over...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-22-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,755
Posted By R32RennSport
Glad to see a new round fender project around...

Glad to see a new round fender project around these parts!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
A little photo dump of the past couple of months....

A little photo dump of the past couple of months. Mechanically, upgraded to a cog drive belt system to alleviate belt slip and save the bearing life of the water pump and alternator, makes a distinct...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,952
Posted By R32RennSport
Woah, is this thee actual Mike Sweeney? :cool: ...

Woah, is this thee actual Mike Sweeney? :cool:

My experience with DCOE's on an early B series engine is consistent with John. I currently run 34s in my 45 DCOEs on my mild big bore 2150CC engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,099
Posted By R32RennSport
I flipped and welded my mount. Does make a shock...

I flipped and welded my mount. Does make a shock change a bit more cumbersome but you do get an inch of travel back. Another downside is it puts the shock stud one inch closer to the ground as well...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-28-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 687,038
Posted By R32RennSport
I just had this epiphany while looking at the C4...

I just had this epiphany while looking at the C4 components that the knock off adapters for my wheels are dual pattern Ford/Chevy. Ah crap...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
The awesome part was I had just driven the first...

The awesome part was I had just driven the first third and last third of his route with my family on New Year's day so I had recent first hand knowledge of the road and conditions which made things...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Oh man, guys I had an epic Saturday drive putting...

Oh man, guys I had an epic Saturday drive putting the Volvo through it's paces on a 10 mile portion of mining/ranch roads in some of the most beautiful parts in my county. Not shown was my good...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-28-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 186,230
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks David, I'll look into that.

Thanks David, I'll look into that.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 186,230
Posted By R32RennSport
So much awesome. Thank you for sharing with us...

So much awesome. Thank you for sharing with us David, I always appreciate your postings. I'd love your dead pedal, maybe I'll try making something like that, during spirited driving it would be...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks! It ended up turning out pretty well but...

Thanks! It ended up turning out pretty well but not without quite a bit of time and money allotted to the process. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't though, the cost of trying something new...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-13-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
The only recent project as of late was ditching...

The only recent project as of late was ditching the mechanical fuel pump for a Pierburg electric pump (from an early carbureted Porsche 911) and all the wiring and plumping that goes along with that....
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 49,802
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks for all this foot work! Incidentally, I...

Thanks for all this foot work! Incidentally, I frequently borrow parts from MK4 VW's as I've owned 3 over the past 20 years, like my seatbelt retrofit.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Happy bright leaf season y'all! ...

Happy bright leaf season y'all!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/0lXivj.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pm0lXivjj)
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,453
Posted By R32RennSport
This is by far the best dash I've seen recently...

This is by far the best dash I've seen recently in an Amazon.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/jVGsuc.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pmjVGsucj)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 687,038
Posted By R32RennSport
I used to work at a custom chassis shop that used...

I used to work at a custom chassis shop that used C4 suspension exclusively to retrofit to tri five Chevy's and other applications so this is especially fascinating to me as my job there was to blow...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,920
Posted By R32RennSport
As a member of this group I can vouch for the...

As a member of this group I can vouch for the excellence of information and experience that this group provides.
Forum: events 10-18-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,356
Posted By R32RennSport
Regret not making it to this, unfortunately had...

Regret not making it to this, unfortunately had family plans elsewhere. On the flip side we used the Volvo all weekend long for all our family activities which was pretty cool, nice to put it into...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Nothing to crazy, just tacked in a 4 in x 4 in...

Nothing to crazy, just tacked in a 4 in x 4 in 1/8 in thick backing plate, seam sealed it and then undercoated it. It's a bit of work to make it both safe, functional and good looking. The belt tails...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,848
Posted By R32RennSport
Isn't it a good idea to raise the floor a bit as...

Isn't it a good idea to raise the floor a bit as well? I believe I recall seeing that somewhere over the years of reading forums and such.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 49,802
Posted By R32RennSport
Nice work! Like that aux switch panel ;-)

Nice work! Like that aux switch panel ;-)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Most recent project was installing matching rear...

Most recent project was installing matching rear locking reel seat belts in the rear so for the first time since owner this car in over 10 years the whole family can ride along. Time to start making...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,021
Posted By R32RennSport
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/...

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/pSHrEh.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pnpSHrEhj)

I have since changed the arrangement but it gives you the idea, the panel is just some aluminum...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,021
Posted By R32RennSport
500FF Yellow "Fogs", 700FF Clear "Driving". ...

500FF Yellow "Fogs", 700FF Clear "Driving".

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/tCpyJt.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pmtCpyJtj)

Separate piggy back fuse box and relays.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 225,041
Posted By R32RennSport
Adding the sound deadening and modern carpet...

Adding the sound deadening and modern carpet padding was a revelation, paired with the overdrive long distance driving on the freeway is a dream!

I enjoy my portable bluetooth radio unless you're...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 225,041
Posted By R32RennSport
I just got done re building my 123GT seats a few...

I just got done re building my 123GT seats a few months ago and man I didn't realize how bad they had gotten. Night and day difference! Especially since I use the car pretty regularly now for a 40...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Enjoying a drive along the coast last weekend,...

Enjoying a drive along the coast last weekend, escaping the 100+ degree inland heat!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/sEgYDQ.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pmsEgYDQj)
Forum: events 08-03-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,356
Posted By R32RennSport
I'll check in with my other half and see if we...

I'll check in with my other half and see if we have anything planned for that day.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks Matt. I can't claim to be the first...

Thanks Matt. I can't claim to be the first though, I was actually inspired by David Greenlee's beautiful P1800 hill climb car who assisted me with lots of answers to questions I had. He had less to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Finally mounted up. Boy that was a process! These...

Finally mounted up. Boy that was a process! These are definitely not direct bolt on items. I doubt anyone will try to follow in my footsteps due to the modification and cost. Overall I'm happy with...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 619,773
Posted By R32RennSport
It feels good to have it done right? Looking...

It feels good to have it done right? Looking great!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Unfortunately, most likely no on both accounts....

Unfortunately, most likely no on both accounts. I'm waiting for a second pair of matching wheels to arrive next week. Once I have those all four need to go to my machinist to have the offset...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
More fitting and measuring. This is definitely...

More fitting and measuring. This is definitely not a straight forward bolt on, pretty much fighting me every step of the way. Hope it looks as good as I envisioned it when it's all done.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I've taken a...

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I've taken a million measurements and spoken directly with the manufacturer. These wheels are designed for a variety of reproduction car applications so they...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
I'm still on the fence if I'm going to follow...

I'm still on the fence if I'm going to follow through with this wheel project, they are becoming quite a chore and $$$ to do it right with absolutely no performance benefits over the old wheels,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/...

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/O0B2LU.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/poO0B2LUj)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
:oogle:

:oogle:
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
It's all good, excellent packing and shipping...

It's all good, excellent packing and shipping work! Can't wait to get a start on these projects!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 492,888
Posted By R32RennSport
Doing my part to stimulate the economy. Lot's of...

Doing my part to stimulate the economy. Lot's of projects planned this year. Going to be pulling the head for a shave, swapping cam and pulling the trans out to swap flywheels. Looking to bump...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 49,802
Posted By R32RennSport
Nice :cool:

Nice :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,414
Posted By R32RennSport
This thread is oddly relevant to me right now as...

This thread is oddly relevant to me right now as well since I just sold the 15x7 AR Torq Thrusts and temporarily put on my old banded 15x7 steel wheels. All I can say is boy are the steel wheels...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,414
Posted By R32RennSport
Definitely agree here, these cars are tough but...

Definitely agree here, these cars are tough but they do need some extra love to be beat on. Just look at the factory rally cars and even cars being used for competition today.

RE: HP levels, I've...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,414
Posted By R32RennSport
I agree, adding wide tires to our cars should be...

I agree, adding wide tires to our cars should be part of planned system and a clear goal. Making sure you've reinforced the known areas and having new bushings, bearings and joints is key here. If...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,414
Posted By R32RennSport
15x7 on both alloy wheels and banded steels with...

15x7 on both alloy wheels and banded steels with 205/60/15 here. I do have to say the steel wheels with all that mass to the outside make the handling noticeably worse then originally designed, you...
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